Wednesday, February 13, 2008

walking backwards

This weekend I had…..Christmas.

Yes, that’s right, we have Xmas whenever we like here in the pond. I’m planning to have Easter sometime in the summer and Shrove Tuesday on your Labour day so that I don’t feel left out.

And Valentine’s, as usual, will be indefinitely postponed.

Christmas was delayed primarily by dint of the fact that when the rest of Christendom celebrated I was pathetically unaware of what day (month…indeed planet) it was.

This weekend I shall enjoy letting in the New Year (tall dark stranger out there anyone, with own piece of coal and pocket full of salt?). I supply the whisky, you bring the luck.

As an aside I can heartily recommend Xmas shopping at this time of year, it’s far less crowded and considerably less expensive in the sales – I did rather well, even if I say so myself, which may not be a surprise to you since I am after all buying presents for me – but that hasn’t stopped me buying entirely inappropriate, tasteless or just plain ugly gifts for me in the past.

So there.

This year I will free style. Not sweat the small stuff, like dates. My birthday is on ebay with no reserve and I shall call the chief rabbi this afternoon to discover if I have irrevocably timed out on my bar mitzvah.....


Miladysa said...

Merry Christmas Fish!

See you next week for New Year :]

elle said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!

And a Happy New Year!

Patti said...

Hey march to your own drummer Col! Merry Christmas and Glad New Year to you my friend

Melissa said...

Very merry Christmas to you! Happy New Year, as well! 2008 is pretty cool, I think. Welcome. Let me know when you want to do Thanksgiving, I'll send a turkey.

Wendy said...

Oh! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for sure!! What did you get for gifties???

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Merry Christmas, hon! :) (And honestly, I'd much rather do Christmas in February...just because of all the resaons you mentioned!) ;)

Al said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. But when you think on it, wouldn't it be better to celebrate Next Christmas first?

That way you would be ahead of things, a trend setter and pioneer.

Daisy said...


Jenn said...

Happy Whatever Day.

Rob Hopcott said...

Happy Christmas and very merry New Ears oh great sage and leader!

Through your true example, many in the world like I who are of humble origins and uncertain paternity can now dare to comprehend the profound words of the mighty philosopher:

"Happiness is merely a phase shift from reality."